MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Royals C Mike DiFelice for two games and fined him undisclosed amount for actions in game Aug. 16.

BLUE JAYS: Activated P Cory Lidle from 15-day DL.


DEVIL RAYS: Optioned OF Jason Tyner to Triple-A Durham. Recalled P Doug Waechter from Durham.

INDIANS: Traded P Brian Anderson to Royals for OF Trey Dyson, P Kieran Mattison and cash.

REDS: Acquired P Phil Norton from Cubs for P John Koronka. Recalled OF Stephen Smitherman from Double-A Chattanooga.

YANKEES: Claimed P Felix Heredia off waivers from Reds.


HEAT: F Lamar Odom is free to join team after Clippers refused to match Miami's $63 million offer.

WIZARDS: Signed free-agent G Chris Whitney, who had been with Magic.



CLEMSON: Announced that DT Todd McClinton is out for season because of fainting spells in offseason and preseason practices.

DAVIDSON: Named Ryan Crawford to football coaching staff.

DUQUESNE: Announced that men's basketball G Aly Samabaly has transferred to UMES.

GOUCHER: Named Sarah McClellan assistant women's soccer coach.

NOTRE DAME: Announced that freshman TE Greg Olsen has left the football team.

TOWSON: Announced F Stephen Warner has been declared academically ineligible and will not return to basketball team in 2003-04.


RAMAPO: Announced resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Armando Perez.

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE: Named Brian Surace associate head football coach and Evan Cochran, Nate Doyle, Adam Lord and Bob Schoonmaker assistant football coaches.

SAINT LOUIS: Declared G Brandon Morris academically ineligible to play basketball this season.

TULSA: Announced basketball C Aliou Keita has left school.


BEARS: Waived WR Jamin Elliott and S Julius Curry.


BENGALS: Acquired WR Marquise Walker on waivers from Cardinals. Waived G Alex Sulfsted, QB Tommy Jones, WR Kwazeon Leverette, WR Chesley Borders, DT Ron Smith, LB Tito Rodriguez and CB Maurice Tucker.

BILLS: Released WR James Jett, S Tony Driver, CB Ahmad Brooks, OG Richard Seals and TE Ray Thomas. Placed OT Gary Byrd on IR.

BROWNS: Signed TE Jeff Kostrewa. Released DL Michael Boireau, DB Oliver Celestin, OL Jason Jimenez, DB Jermaine Jones and FB Bob Slowikowski.

CHIEFS: Waived QB Scott Covington, RB Henri Childs, TE Mike Pinkard, WR Wilson Thomas, C Jonathan Ingram, K Jose Cortez, CB Willie Ford and S Henry Baker.

COWBOYS: Released RB Michael Wiley and DT John Nix.

DOLPHINS: Released WR Margin Hooks and WR Chris Jackson.


EAGLES: Signed P Lee Johnson to one-year contract.

GIANTS: Released WR Kevin Walter, S Charles Drake, QB Ryan Van Dyke, RB Antonio Warren, WR Derek Dorris, TE Mark Inkrott, OT Dion Meredith, G Vincent Sandoval, DL John Frank, DL Cliff Washburn, DL David Thompson and LB Eddie Strong.

JAGUARS: Released K Danny Boyd, K James Tuthill, DT Reggie McGrew, DT Clenton Ballard, LB Bobby Brooks, CB Chris L. Brown, WR Kerry Hood, OT Jay Humphrey, OT Dave Kadela and OT Barry Hall. Placed DE Javor Mills and LB Joe Tuipala on IR.

JETS: Signed QB Todd Husak. Waived RB Sean Bennett, RB Chad Brinker, R Ian Smart, T Isaac Herring, C Matt O'Neal, TE Dallas Neil, WR Tavon Mason, WR Michael Oliva, DE Lance Gibson and LB Vince Alexander. Placed C Dennis O'Sullivan on physically unable to perform list.

LIONS: Released WR Travis Anglin, RB Luke Staley, LB Ken Philpot and G Zach Wilson. Placed CB Chris Cash on IR and RB Artose Pinner on reserve-non football injury list. Removed DE Kalimba Edwards from physically-unable-to-perform list.

PACKERS: Acquired S Scott McGarrahan from Dolphins for conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2006.


PANTHERS: Released CB Emmanual McDaniel, C Zach Butler, LB Lawrence Flugence, DB Brad Franklin, DT Eric Manning, OL Ben Nowland, WR Francis St. Paul and OG Tim Stuber.

RAVENS: Waived LB Amon Arnold, DT Trey Freeman, LB Brenden Givan, RB Dameon Hunter, K J.R. Jenkins, QB Matt Lytle, C Mike Mabry, E David Nugent, S Ray Perryman, CB Artie Smith, WR Hugh Smith, LB Nick Stamper and WR Milton Wynn. Placed WR Javin Hunter (Achilles' tendon), TE Trent Smith, OT Tony Pashos and LB Bernardo Harris on IR.

RAMS: Signed TE Spencer Nead. Released K Owen Pochman.

REDSKINS: Waived G Tre' Johnson, T Rod Jones, FB Thad Buttone, WR Scott Cloman, WR Sean Dillard, WR Richmond Flowers, DE Nic Clemons, LB Shamar Finney and P David Leaverton.

SAINTS: Released RB Curtis Keaton, CB Reggie Doster, G Shawn Draper, CB Lynaris Elpheage, WR Ira Gooch, S Corey Hall, WR Terrell Harris, P Mark Mariscal, T Jared Peck, WR Terrill Shaw, FB Demetrius Smith and RB Walt Williams.

SEAHAWKS: Released WR Cedric Bonner, G Konrad Dean, K Remy Hamilton, DT John Hilliard, QB Jeff Kelly, T Dustin Kroeker, CB Tony Scott, FB Ed Stansbury, LB Tim Terry, T Michael Thompson, WR James Williams and P Rodney Williams.


TEXANS: Released QB Mike Quinn, OL Tarlos Thomas, OL Matt Anderson, TE Patrick Hughes, DL Howard Green, DL Charles Hill, LB Antonio Wilson, S Curry Burns, PK Todd Sievers and P Craig Jarrett. Received 2004 seventh-round draft pick back and rescinded acquisition of FB Deon Dyer from Miami after he did not pass his physical.

TITANS: Released WR Jerome Riley, WR Anthony Dingle, LB Fred Barr, LB Lee Jackson, CB Derrick Tatum and OL Mario Branch.

VIKINGS: Placed RB Michael Bennett and WR Nick Davis on physically-unable-to-perform list. Waived QB Juston Wood, OLRobbie Doane, OL Michael Early, TE Matt Huebner, P Nick Murphy, K Todd France, DE Andrew Tippins, DT LaWaylon Brown, LB Jarrod Penright, CB Jermaine Mays and CB Willie Miles.


CANUCKS: Acquired G Johan Hedberg from Penguins for second-round pick in 2004 draft.

COYOTES: Re-signed C Chris Gratton to one-year contract.


PENGUINS: Traded G Johan Hedberg to Canucks for 2004 second-round entry draft pick.

RED WINGS: Signed C Steve Yzerman to one-year contract.

SABRES: Signed F Chris Drury to four-year contract.

THRASHERS: Signed LW Bill Lindsay, who was with Canadiens.